“Samruk-Energy” JSC | Integrated annual report
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Labor protection and safety

Production councils (formerly committees) for occupational health and safety were established as required by article 2013 of the Republic of Kazakhstan Labor Code, which directly report to the CEO of a company or to the person authorized by him. The council, on a parity basis, comprises representatives of the employer, representatives of employees, including technical labor inspectors.

An average of 2.8 % of employees of the Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates is represented in the official production councils for occupational health and safety with participation of representatives of management and employees.

In all subsidiaries and affiliates of the Company the certification of workplaces on working conditions has been held. In accordance with the certification, the workplaces with harmful and dangerous working conditions have been defined. At the same time, all employees are provided with the appropriate privileges, including personal protective equipment and protective clothing  in compliance with the Order of the Minister of health and social development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 28, 2015 No.1054 “On approval of Rules for distribution of milk, healthy and dietary meals, special clothes, special footwear and other personal protection equipment to workers, provision of collective protection equipment, sanitary facilities and amenities at the expense of the employer”.

Company SA Number 2015 Number 2016
“Almaty Power Plants” JSC 2,109 2,098
“Aktobe CHP” JSC 307 313
“Plant Ekibastuz SDPP-2” JSC 1,101 1,109
“Ekibastuz SDPP-1” JSC 926 902
“Alatau Zharyk Company” JSC 164 141
“East Kazakhstan Regional Energy Company” JSC 744 164
“Mangistau DPGC” JSC 25 24
“Shardarinsk HPP” JSC 119 125
“Moynak HPP” JSC 55 81
“Bogatyr Komir” LLP 5,929 4,414

The SA of the Company has no employees working in conditions with considerable or high risk of specific diseases. According to Order No.175 dated February, 28 2015 of the Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On approval of the list of harmful industrial factors and professions due to which obligatory medical examinations are conducted” Rules of obligatory medical examinations”, approved by the order of acting Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan №128 dated February, 24, 2015, personnel of the Samruk-Energy Group of Companies undergo preliminary and regular medical examinations. Medical examinations are conducted by healthcare institutions holding licenses for medical evaluation of professional aptitude according to the health status. According to the results of preliminary and periodic medical examinations, the commission recommends a set of actions focused on promoting an employee’s health, particularly hospital examinations and treatment, rehabilitation treatment, health resort therapy. In accordance with the Article 185 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan a certain circle of workers undergoes daily pre-shift medical examination. The Group of Companies carries out the vaccination for their employees on a regular basis, and also it uses other forms of maintenance of immunity in order to prevent diseases.

«In accordance with article 185 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, employees who work in conditions of increased danger as well as related with machines and mechanisms undergo pre-shift and post-shift medical examination”. On a regular basis,  “Samruk-Energy” JSC group of companies conducts vaccinations for its employees, and also uses other forms of maintaining immunity in order to prevent diseases.

POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE AND SAFETY OF CONTRACTUAL AND SUBCONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES

According to the recommendation of the Company’s Working Group, all SA prepared internal regulatory documents with requirements for choosing contractors based on their compliance with the RK laws and regulations on occupational safety, industrial and fire safety, and contractual certificates of international standards in the field of quality, environmental safety, and occupational safety. For instance, a system of admission of employees of contractors and subcontractors on the territory of the enterprise has been developed and operates in “ESDPP-1 named after Bulat Nurzhanov” LLP, namely: enterprise standard STP 03.004.1.05.016-11 “Regulations on the organization of work of contractors on the premises.” In accordance with the above standard for all contractors and subcontractors, organizations are tested before starting work for compliance with the safety requirements; submit the documents to the service of the OSH, according to the “List of documents required for admission to the territory of “ESDPP-1” LLP, including a list of employees that have undergone a medical examination. After verification of the documents, contractor sends lists of employees who are eligible to be heads, manufacturers and members of the maintenance brigade (including general and interim) to the service of occupational safety and health for the future issuing of directions for the company with the provision of access to carry out work on the territory of “ESDPP-1” LLP.

In 2016, there was an excess of industrial injuries (13 cases, two of them group) in comparison with 2015 (11 cases, one of them group), while in 2016 it was 20 % lower than the average indicator of the previous 6 years (18 cases). It should be noted that in 2016 3 facts of fatal accidents were recorded.

In connection with the increase in the number of accidents at the plant, “Samruk-Energy” JSC developed an action plan for the prevention of occupational injuries in the group of companies of “Samruk-Energy” JSC for 2017.

Type of injuries 2013 2014 2015 2016
Chemical burn 1
Bruise 1 2 1
Traumatic amputation 1 1
Electric injury (thermal burn) 4 1 4 4
Fracture 5 3 4 5
Combined injuries (fracture, bruises, tears of internal organs) 1 4
Eye injury 1
Total 12 4 12 15
Indicators 2013 2014 2015 2016
Accident frequency rate (AFR) 0.06 0.02 0.07 0.08
Occupational illness rate (OIR) 0 0 0 0
Lost day rate (LDR) 6.24 1.0 4.7 0.3
Work absence rate (WAR) 9.8 20.5 9.2 10.1
Number of fatal accidents 0 1 1 3

Notes:

  • Accident frequency rate (AFR): AFR = total number of  injuries* 200,000 / Total number of hours worked.
  • Lost day rate (LDR): LDR = total number of lost days* 200,000 / Total number hours worked.
  • Work absence rate (WAR): WAR = total number of missed days (absence) for the period* 200,000/ Total number of days worked in the same period.

Procedure of notification and registration of accidents at work was carried out in accordance with Chapter 20 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) “Investigation and registration of accidents and other damage to the health of workers, related to working activity” and other legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Monitoring report was formed monthly in the area of occupational health and safety and industrial injuries for the submission to the authorized state body of the Republic of Kazakhstan on labor. At the end of the year, the Agency of RK on statistics was provided with reports on injuries associated with working activities and occupational diseases according to the form  “7-TPZ”.

“Samruk-Energy” JSC | Integrated annual report
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